Mthonjeni Primary school in KwaNobuhle is the first of three schools to receive this donation and the other schools will be Phakamisa Primary School in Queenstown and Marhulana Primary School in Tembisa, Johannesburg.
According to the group, the reality for many parents is that they can afford little or nothing for their children, especially with four out of every 10 South Africans remaining jobless.
The effects of Covid-19 on the economy saw over two million jobs lost in 2020, this is why it is important to give back to communities in need. It is a common sight to see children in government schools walking in shoes with holes and some barefoot. Schools, therefore, see a number of these pupils drop out of school or miss out on classes, adds the group.
"South Africa remains the most unequal country in the world; we want to bring hope to the children and the communities they live in. We want children to realise that their circumstances do not define their destiny," says Mohale Motaung, a socialite and entrepreneur who is leading this campaign.
"This would not have been possible without the generous support from Uber Eats who is our main and only sponsor for this campaign. The brand has gone above and beyond for us," adds Motaung.
"In these difficult times, many in South Africa are in need and those who can lend a helping hand are encouraged to do so. We are proud to be a part of this cause and provide school shoes and food to children in need," says Shane Austin, senior operational manager of Uber Eats South Africa.
"We want to encourage brands to follow in the steps of Uber Eats and invest in the people. Together, we can make a positive change in people's lives," concludes Austin.
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